Happy 140th Anniversary Holland America Line! My wife and I enjoyed our 33rd Anniversary, an Alaska cruise, on board the MS Volendam last May – June 2012. We celebrated our June 2 big day in Skagway and with a excellent dinner in the Pinnacle Grill that evening. Again we are going to celebrate our 34th… read more of “Lordy Lordy, Look…”
On March 25, the crew of the Volendam travelled back in time to their high school prom. (For some of us, this was a much longer trip than others :-)…) We threw a “Prom Night 2013” theme crew party and invited everyone to dress in their best outfits and come dance the night away. Classic… read more of “Volendam Crew Prom…”
The guests enjoyed the best day and night views of Shanghai from the Volendam’s perfect docking location close to the centre of town. Shore Excursion Manager Kevin Farwell and assistant Judy Hu went out to discover the delights of the many varied items for sale at Shanghai’s outdoor antique market.
The Volendam was docked at Shanghai on March 14 and 15. Enjoy the pictures of Shanghai by day and by night taken from the ship. Jeroen Baijens is Volendam’s captain.
The Volendam Crew recently took a trip to the Great Wall of China. Here you will find photos of some of our crew on their way to the wall, at the wall, and finally, our Housekeeping team after the tour heading back home to the ship. 🙂
Thanks to Volendam’s Chief Engineer Joop Holtzer for sending in this great group photo of a crew tour to the Forbidden City at Beijing, China.
The beautiful city of Kobe, Japan, welcomed the Volendam with gifts as well as a presentation for the guests by the award-winning Kobe Drummers. Here we see Captain Baijens and Cruise Director Dan Bernback accepting the gifts on behalf of the Volendam. A reciprocal presentation of a model of the ship was given to the… read more of “Volendam calls at…”
Volendam Event Manager Laura Apelt recently accompanied guests of the Volendam on an overland tour to the Great Wall of China. They were met with an out of the ordinary experience as you can see from this compelling shot she took of the Great Wall covered in snow. The guests certainly experienced a once-in-a-lifetime event…. read more of “A Snowy Scene at…”